Inside Book Publishing

Publishing is a Business

April 19, 2011

So one of the things that I think is missing from many of the discussions about publishing is one simple, stark fact: Publishing is a business. I know there’s a idealistic notion of publishing—I had it before I got into it—that many people fall into. You know, how magical it is to work with books […]

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Ways Blogging May Help Your Chances With A Publisher

April 11, 2011

Last week I talked about some of the myths and truths of publishing for bloggers. Though I did try to include some good in the truths section, by and large it was more about how you’re NOT likely to have publishers knocking down your door. This week, I want to share with you some things […]

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Publishing Myths and Truths for Bloggers

April 4, 2011

I’ve heard a lot of mis-information bandied about lately regarding book publishing, specifically geared toward bloggers. And it’s DRIVING ME CRAZY. I live this industry every day, and have for the last 8 years, and I often find that my knowledge of the industry versus what is being spread around is vastly different. I know […]

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Inside Publishing: Do You Read All Those Books?

March 25, 2011

Someone asked after my last publishing post a combo question: Do I read all the books I work on and what books do I work on? Since I began working in traditional book publishing about 8 years ago, I have worked on non-fiction (except memoir) and children’s books. For non-fiction I have worked on books […]

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Book Marketing by Day

March 8, 2011

To kick off my posts on publishing, I’m answering the easiest question I got: what do I do? (As an aside–I’m not planning on doing these posts all the time, probably every couple of weeks. I also take it as a personal challenge to figure out how to incorporate a sword fight somewhere in at […]

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